Dr Jun Osawa, Nakasone Peace Institute, Tokyo.

State-sponsored cyber attacks are on the rise. New serious challenges include cyber propaganda and manipulation of democratic processes. But what kind of cyber attacks does national security focus on? How may state-sponsored cyber-attacks be deterred? Are there avenues for possible future international cooperation? In this talk, Dr. Jun Osawa, will address these questions and themes related to the emergence of cyber threats in Northeast Asia, such as cyber espionage and ‘Made in China 2025’, North Korean cyber-attacks on financial institutions, and cyber manipulation. These emerging security threats will be tied to a discussion on the contest for digital world supremacy, especially between the United States and China.

Dr. Jun Osaawa is Senior Research Fellow at Nakasone Peace Institute (NPI) (former name: Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS)). Dr. Osawa is concurrently Board member of Kajima Peace Institute (2018-), Cyber Project Coordinator at Sasakawa Peace Foundation (2018-), and Visiting Research Fellow with the Air Staff College (2018-). His research interests include national cyber security, strategic assessment, and Northeast Asian international security.

He joined NPI/IIPS in 1995 as a research fellow (1995-2009) and servs as a senior research fellow (2009-2014, 2017-). His previous positions include: Senior Fellow of National Security Council Secretariat (NSS) (2017-2019), Deputy Cabinet Counsellor of National Security (Council) Secretariat (NSS) (2014-2016), visiting fellow, CEAP, Brookings Institution (2013), member of the Cabinet Office’s Advisory Panel on Communication Concerning Territorial Integrity (2013-2014), member of the Keidanren Study Group on Cyber Warfare and Defense (2012), a visiting scholar at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (2011-2016), Policy Planning Researcher and Advisor, Policy Planning Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2007-2009), Analyst, Second Division, Intelligence and Analysis Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004-2006), and Lecturer, International Studies at Meiji Gakuin University (2003). Mr. Osawa received his M.A. from Keio University in 1996 and his B.A. from Keio University in 1994.

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